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Bioenergy plants at Avonmouth
23 April 2014
Over recent months I have received numerous emails about the proposed biomass power plants in Avonmouth. Following the recent Big Bike Bash Against Industrial Biomass demonstration, I thought it might be useful to set out here what action I’ve been taking over the last couple of years to take forward local concerns with the Government.
Global Call for Action to Mark World TB Day
Every year over 1 million people die from a disease that many people consider to have already been eradicated. This World TB Day, 24th March, parliamentarians from around the world have come together to call for renewed action against the disease.
Over 3,000 poor children in Bristol East are denied support to keep their homes warm
Kerry McCarthy is very concerned by new research from The Children’s Society which reveals that over 3,000 children in poverty in Bristol East are missing out on crucial help that could keep them warm.
Tackling Puppy Farming – Where’s Mum?
Earlier this week, Kerry attended an event in Parliament organised by PupAid, which is campaigning to stamp out the sale of commercially farmed puppies within east Bristol and across England.
Labour proposes to give Council's greater powers to restrict the number of fixed odd betting terminals
Labour is today holding a debate on fixed odd betting terminals (FOBTs), machines which can result in users losing up to £300 a minute.
The video your MP must see #ArmsTradeTreaty
Amnesty have launched a new action today to keep the campaign for a comprehensive Arms Trade Treaty in the political spotlight as we enter a crucial phase in the negotiations. Last July I attended the first couple of days of the month-long UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York: a frustrating couple […]
What’s Going On… the Succession to the Crown Bill
Tomorrow a Committee of the Whole House will be considering amendments to the Succession to the Crown Bill. The Speaker hasn’t selected the amendments for debate yet, but looking at those tabled I see that Paul Flynn and Kelvin Hopkins are moving the following new clause, entitled “Civil Partnership”: “In the event of the heir […]
What’s Going On… with the Welfare Bill
Ok, I’ve been doing shadow FCO things for a couple of hours, (team meeting, prepping for tomorrow’s FCO questions, Douglas Alexander speaking at the PLP on Europe). I’m now about to head into the Chamber for the Welfare Uprating Bill but thought it might be as, if not more, useful to do a quick blog […]
Back to work
OK, so it was back to Parliament today, although a scrappy sort of day with random bits and pieces in the Chamber and no votes. Very strange not to have any statements on first day back after recess – a sign I suppose that the Christmas/ New Year period was quieter than most. I went […]
Q to Home Secretary #feminism #VAWG
I’m not sure how widely it’s known that you can find online Hansard reports within about three hours of when it happens… It’s on the parliament website. Here’s the question I asked the Home Secretary today, and her (OK, in fact pretty good) answer. Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (Lab): Over the Christmas and new year […]
@ReeceFranciss look who I've been hanging out with.... http://t.co/WZE1Nj4wI1
11 Jun 2013
@mattbooth1 @SharonHodgsonMP I'm letting Sharon sort that one out!
11 Jun 2013
@SharonHodgsonMP @mattbooth1 I see the consumer rights bill is being published tomorrow. Second Reading before recess?
11 Jun 2013
@stillawake @louisjemanuel @EverydaySexism I've been watching it for years - even Guardian do it, eg when a mother is murdered.
11 Jun 2013
@stillawake @louisjemanuel @EverydaySexism I knew before I clicked on that link it would be child abuse; that's the exception to the rule!
11 Jun 2013
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